From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Forecast: Warm, windy & occasionally wet today, cooler & drier on Sunday

April 26, 2014 - 12:36 PM
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Look for a partly to mostly sunny weekend, but keep the umbrella close at hand today!  Some stray showers and thunderstorms are possible this afternoon as temperatures rise to the low 70s and winds kick up to 25 mph.  Sunday will be sunny, cooler, and less breezy. 

This Afternoon:
Pt. Sunny, Stray PM Showers, Breezy, Warm
Highs: 70-74
Wind: NW 10-20/G 25 mph
Pt. Cloudy, Breezy, Showers Possible
Lows: 39-47
Rain: 30% Chance
Sunny & Pleasant, Cooler, Lighter Winds
Highs: 63-68
Wind: NW 5-10 mph

Skies are fair across the region this afternoon, but don't put the umbrella away quite yet.  The second part of yesterday's cold front, although packing less of a punch, could bring a few showers later this afternoon and on into the early evening.  Overall however, today will be a partly sunny, breezy, and warm day with highs in the low 70s and winds gusting from the northwest up to 25 mph.  After a rather cool overnight in the 40s, Sunday will see a welcome return of high pressure and thus plenty of sunshine.  Temperatures will be a bit cooler tomorrow with highs in the mid 60s and lighter winds.

After a partly sunny start on Monday, a warm front will approach the area and showers could begin to fall late in the day.  They will be the start of a rather soggy and cool period that will last until late in the week.  Daytime highs in the 50s and low 60s - well below the seasonal norm of 70 - and chances of rain are likely right through Thursday.  Sunnier skies and milder air should return by Friday.

NOTE: While we have had the three warmest days of the year this month - three days in the 80s - 9 of the last 11 days have been cooler than normal, a trend that looks like it will last into early May.  So spring continues it's rather reluctant roll-out!  Enjoy your weekend.  

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